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    NUMBER 01
Ho la Again Made the Oholco of the
Now York Domocracy.
Platform niul IlcBolutlonH Adopted By
llic Blntc Convention AIMCH Ho-
nominated In MasHnchu-
hctts Other 1'olltlcs.
The New York Democracy.
BUFFALO , N. Y. , Sept. 12. Main street was
the scene or bustle and noise from early
morning to-day. Every incoming train
brought now delegations for the democratic
convention from all parts of the state. Music
linll , where the convention WHS held , com
menced to illl up about 11JO. : ! and at 12:30 :
Mayor Murphy , of1'roy , chairman of the
state committee , called llio convention to
order ,
A gilt-framed portrait of President Cleveland -
land wus placed on on easel at the right of
the stage. The house arose and cheered.
Governor Hill's portrait had been carried to
the platform immediately after that of Cleve
land , but us soon as Secretary Defreest saw
It ho sharply ordered it taken to the rear of
the stage.
The secretary deemed that its presentation
then would bo premature , and would spoil
the stage effect its appearance at a later mo
ment was intended to produce.
Chairman Murphy announced the selection
as chairman of George Unities , of Monroe.
Mr. Kalncs , on taking the chair , was re
ceived with applause. A recess was then
taken until this evening.
Upon reassembling in the evening D. Cady
Horrific , of Albany , wus made permanent
chairman. Following n speech from Herrick -
rick the committee on resolutions presented
the platform. In tne first plank the St. Louis
candidates and the platform are endorsed.
The president's letter of acceptance is com
mended ns an elaboration of what the Now
York democracy believe and feel. The
second planK hails "with patri
otic satisfaction the bold , aggressive
and statesmanlike message of President
Cleveland upon the fisheries question , vindi
cating the rights and proclaiming anew the
dignity of American citizenship. Wo con
gratulate our country in that it has a presi
dent wlio , knowing the right , dares to main
tain it. " The third plank commends the ef
forts of the president to cnfoico the laws re
lative to contract labor , and recommends a
thorough revision of the laws , so an to ex
clude criminals and paupers from abroad.
The Chinese bill is endorsed and its
approval by the senate demanded.
"Wo condemn the republican ma
jority of the United States senate , "
runs the language of the platform , "for its
hostility to the labor measures which were
pa sed bv the house of representatives in
March and April of I'-SS , and which failed to
recsive oven consideration by the republican
branch of the legislature. " Fourth , " \Vo
maintain that the combinations of
capital , commonly called trusts , are
conspiracies which limit production ,
fix the price of commodities ro
pardlcss of the cost of production and re
duce the wages of laborcrush out smaller in
dependent dealers and Btranglo.compclilion.
These conspiracies nro not private aff.urs.
They are matters of governmental concern.
Wo demand of the legislature to prevent
such combinations , and wo condemn the last
republican legislature for defeating all legis
lation for the suppression of these trusts and
monopolies nliko contrary to common law
and dangerous to the prosperity of a free
people. " The fifth plunk bears upon the
liquor question in tills state. The high
license legislation of recent sessions if
characterised and denounced as the "varia
ble , defective and hypocritical legislation of
republican legislatures upon the liiuor ques
tion , most of which was clearly Inconsistent
and not honestly designed or calculated to
aid the causa of temperance ,
bin intended only to mislead
the people and for political effect.11
Plank six at the outset favors purity of clce
tions , and at the close condemns the Saxton
electoral purity bill vetoed last winter bj
Governor Hill. A ro-enumeratlon of the
state Is demanded , a constitutional conrciv
lion is urged , homo rule for cities is ml va
cated , legislation to prevent food adultcratioi
is asked , and all labor measures in the futun
are endorsed. The last planks favor the
maintenance of canals ; the employment o
convicts without competition with free laboi
Is favored ; to Parnoll and Gladstone Is ex
tended the moral support of the party ; en
dorse Governor Hill's administration , con
demn his enemies , und congratulate the do
mocrncy of the land upon the bright prospect !
of national party success.
After the adoption of the platform Danie
L. Lockwood , who nominated. Cleveland
took the stngo and made a speech , whlcl
closed with the rcnomination of Gov
ernor Hill. When Lockwood men
tloncd the name of David B. Hill boll
audience und delegates rose to their feet am
cheered wildly , and waving hats , bandana ;
and flags. When Lockwood could cgah
make himself heard ho moved that the nomt
nation of David U. Hill bo made by acclama
tion. Ho gave way , however , to permit Dls
trict Attorney John ft. Fellows and Genera
Koger A. Pryor of New York to second thi
nomination. The nomination was then do
clarcd unanimous and there was a sound o
wild applause and a bceue of frantic deligh
that lasted long.
Lleutcncnt Governor Jones was renomi
natcd next by acclamation , as was also Clin
ton Gay for Judge of the court of appeals
The convention then adjourned.
Massachusetts llnpiibllcans
BOSTOX , Sept. I' ' . The republican stati
convention called to order shortly af tc :
11 o'clock by Chairman Burden.
After brief remarks by Chairman Hurtle
upon the issues of the campaign , in which h
eulogized Harrison and Morton , committee
wcro appointed. The committee on pcrnu
nent organization reported for president
John D. Long of DIngham. Mr. Long mad
a speechhis leading points beingonthuslatic
ally cheered. Mention of the nationn
tlcKet elicited prolonged applauso. Mr. Lou
closed amid tumultuous cheering. The pint
form reaftlrma fealty to the republican party
eulogized the partv as a "monument of sound
conservative and Judicious statesmanship ; '
insists "upon that protection polic ,
which shall keep the American market fo
Americans and prevent the wages of he
workmen from being degraded" by the com
petition of paupers or slaves below u stand
ard which shall enable thorn to enjoy th
comfort and leUuro which are becoming ai
essential to American citizenship1 " declare !
at length ajalnst the evils of undorvaUiatloi
on Imports , as destructive of the America :
system of protection ; favors a roturu to spe
cillo duties wherever practicable ; assert
that "it is notorious that the treasury o ! th
democratic ! party is largely rcplenithei
from the profits of liquor saloons , th
counsels of that | arty largely directed by ll
and the active working forces of the demc
cratlo party made up of men who are con
nected with it , while the influence of thi
church and homo , to which the. ropubllcai
party looks for support , is resisted by it. '
It again favors the submission of a coustiu
ttonal prohibitory amendment to a vote o
the people of the state ; contrasts the brav
foreign policy of the republican party , ir
spired by the unbending Americanism whic
i.nnplM Great Urltain to cease giving at
lo the rebellion , apologize for her wronf
doing , and make compensation as defendant
which required Louis Napoleon to nvacua !
Mexico , and coni | > cllcd nearly every lira
class power of Europe to renounce the ol
doctrine of perpetual allegiance and let he
citizens niono-contrasts such a policy wit
the timid diplomacy of the present executiv
administration , which , for three and om
half years , nearly the whole term of its hfi
has suffered gross wrong and Insu
to the fishermen of the United Stat <
and to its flag in British American waters I
go unredrcsscd , and which , but for the r
publican senate , would have utterly surrci
acred the rights and honor of the county
and which cannot have Its credits b.v a do id
bed rcjientance of Inspire now commence I
a little bluster within two months of the clo
tion. It declares iwiiliist monopolies and
trusts ; favors reform of the immigration
' "W ? generous treatment of ex-union sol
diers , nnd closes by endorsing thu national
platform and candidates.
A recess was then taken till 3 o'clock this
The convention reassembled at 3:10 when a
ballot was announced , and on motion llio
nomination of Ames wus made unanimous.
J. Q. A Brnckett was nominated by accla
mation for lieutenant governor , us wcro
Henry B. Pierce for secretary of stale ,
Charles It. Ladd for audilor , nnd A. J. Wnt-
ormnn for attorney general. The convention
then proceeded to ballot for treasurer.
George A. Murdcn was nom inatcd for
treasurer and receiver general. Ho addressed
the convcullon , which then adjourned.
Colorado Gubernatorial Nomination. , Sept. 12. On the rc-asscmbllng
of the democratic state convention this
morning T. M. Patterson was nominated by
acclamation J. A. Porter of La Plata , was
nominated for lieutenant governor and Amos
G. Henderson of Lake State , for treasurer.
Olhcr nominations were us follows : Sec
retary of stale , W. 11. Erhardl , Boulder ;
auditor , Leopold S. Meyer , Saguacho ; attor
ney general , J. M. Abbott , Washington ;
Judges of the supreme court , M. B. Gerry
und A. J. Ulsing ; congressman , Thomas
Mueon , Canon City ; presidential electors ,
J. M. S. Eagan , C. J. Hughes , Jr. , and L.
Harm. The platform endorses all of Clove-
land's utterances , nnd is quite lengthy. Ad
journed bine die.
Minnesota Democrats.
ATOMS , Sept. 12. The democrats of
ho Fourth Minnesota district to-day renom-
nulcd Edmund Itico for congress.
Chairman Brice ClalniH Everything.
PiTTSiilMio , Sept. 12. Chairman Brice of
ho national democratic committee was in
ho city for a short time this morning en
oute to Columbus. Brice takes n very
lopeful view regarding the presidential elcc-
ion. In speaking to a Chronicle reporter of
he situation , he said : "There is no doubt
vo will carry New York , New Jersey , Intll-
ma nnd Connecticut. The chances are good
or carrying Michigan nnd Minnesota , nnd
here is n fighting chance for Wisconsin.
Wo will make a hard struggle to carry that
late. Wo are much encouraged ut the
irospcct In Illinois , nnd the chances are ex
ceedingly excellent for carrying the stato. "
The Maine
LCWISTOX , Me. , Sept 12. The Journal has
returns from 450 Maine towns , which afford
a more complete estimate of figures than
uny which has been furnished. These towns
give Burleigh 77,217 , Putnam 53,595 , Gushing
2S99 , Simmons 040 ; republican plurality
! StiSJ ; majority 14,813. The same towns two
rears ago gave the following vote : Bodwell
C7.21'i , Edwards 52lV37 , Clark 3S23 ; republi
can plurality 14,015 ; republican majority
Jinny Wore Called , But Pew Came.
CINCINNATI , Sept. 12. In response to a
call for a national convention of the green
back party , to meet at this city fo-dny , but
even delegates appeared. They Issued an
address , the substance of which is that the
evils of the country arise from the scarcity
of money , which evils the greenback party
proposes to meet by issuing more money. No
ticket will bo put in the iicld.
\n American Tolls How the British
Consider Cleveland's Course.
NK\V YOUK , Sept. 12. [ SpecialTelegram to
Tun BEE. ] Charles E. Coon , ex-assistant
secretary of the treasury , returned on the
Eider from Europe , where ho has been for
the past month or so. Asked to day If the
English people evinced any alarm about the
president's retaliatory message , he replied :
'Why , no. They are not agitated in the
least , The English simply say the president
has made an about-face in his policy , or os
tensibly so , and treat the matter lightly. In
fact they do not care anything about the
fishery question , but out of deference to
Canada they have to take cognizance of it.
War they laugh at. They nro pretty much
In favor of President Cleveland's ro-elcction ,
und think ho is actuated solely
by the political exigencies of the campaign.
You can find few Englishmen who desire to
sco a republican administration in power.
They are all eager for free trade relations ,
and look upon President Cleveland as the
Moses to lead the way. "
"Do the English consider the Mills bill a
free trade measure 1"
"Any decided reduction In the tariff with
them is a step in the direction of free trade.
They think the democrats will bring about
free trade if they continue in power long
enough , and hcnco they favor Cleveland.
The fishery question is a mere bagatelle to
them , compared with the possibility of hav
ing our markets open to them , so that thc.y
can Hood our country with goods made b.v
pauper labor. They can afford to let Cleve
land get off as many fierce retaliatory mes
sages as they have provinces , if ho will only
give them free trade. Then they will , in the
language of Pitt , recapture America through
free trade. "
The Milwaukee's Condition.
NEW YOUK , Sept. 12. The statement foi
the six months ending Juno 30 , of the
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul road , Is as
follows : Gross earnings , f 10,554OS9 ; operat
ing expanses , 5SGTS,1C3 ; not earnings , | l , .
S75t25. After the longest meeting ever held
the directors resolved to pay nothing on coin
mon stock und to reduc * the dividend 1 pci
cent against tno last dividend six month !
ago. The common stock amounts to ovei
$3",0K,000 ) , and sinca 1879 has ranked amoiif
the steady dividend payers. None of tut
directors would speak on the subject , bu <
their action was universally considered as
IBOST , unfavorable.
Grain Kntcs Itoduocd.
CHICAGO , Sept , 12. The rate on grain fron
Chicago to seaboard points was rctlucci
from 33 to 20 cents a hundred pounds to-day
The Pennsylvania road was the first to pu
the reduced rate Into effect , and the othei
lines followed suit. It is believed ttmt UK
real purpose of the Pennsylvania In taking
this action Is to bring matters to a head ir
order to hasten the movement toward an ad'
Justmcntof the difficulties already existing
among the eastern lines.
Congratulating Hnrriuon.
lNi > iANAroLis , Sept. 12. Gom-rul Harrisoi :
enjoyed u sort of holiday to-day und passci
considerable time out doors. During the da }
ho was the recipient of telegrams from dls
tlngulshed republicans congratulating him or
his letter of acceptance. Editor Murat Hal
stead , of the Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette
was one of the callan > this afternoon.
A St. .Joseph Suicide.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Hzi/ / ] John B.-aiidoll , i
butcher at No. 1500 St Joseph avenue , com
milled suicide early this morning by shoot
ing himself through the heart with a forty
four calibre revolver while in a iltofdclo
Hum tremens.
Undci writers In Session.
CHICAGO , Sept. 12.- The nineteenth annua
meeting of the Fire Underwriters' ussoci.1
tion of the northwest began to-day. Th' '
session was devoted to routine business am
an address by Charles B. Whiting , of Hart
ford , Conn. The afternoon session wa
passed with reading of papers and addrosM'S
The "Vets" Will Picnic.
A meeting of the Veteran Firemen1 nvw
elation wus hM in Chief Galilean's offio
yestcrdty evening. They determined t
have n picnic at lluser's park pn the 27tl
instant. Each member of the association i
allowed to Invite one friend. They a u d
tcroUucd to have a Joyous time.
Comments of Republican Loaders
on General Harrison's Letter.
Bids For the New Fort Omaha Site
to Bo Opened To-tiny A Free
Mall Delivery For South
Strong anil Clear.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Sept. 12. )
General Harrison's letter of acceptance is
commended enthusiastically by all republi
cans in Washington. They like It for the
direct way in which it deals with subjects ,
going .straight to the very core , and when
done with it leaving an impression that can
not be doubted.
Senator Sherman said this afternoon that
for comprehensiveness and terseness it has
never been excelled by any man in public
11 fo.
Senator Allison declares that it is the
strongest letter of acceptance ever written
by any man.
Senator Quay , of Pennsylvania , chairman
of the republican national committee , is hero
and says there is not a weak point in the let
ter.It is Just like General Harrison , " said
he , "und demonstrates that ho is a man of emi
nent ability. He has never made a mistake
yet and wo are sure to win with him. "
The strong endorsement Senator Paddock
gives to the letter indicates the general ap
preciation of the document. The senator
says : "I have given tins letter a very careful
first and second rc.iding. It is a gem. It Is
altogether above criticism. I do not believe
it possible for any one to state the republican
ease more strongly , more fullv , more aceur-
Uoly and in fewer words than Mr. Harrison
las done it in this letter. It is u sufficient
platform in itself , and n largo enough cam
paign document without anything clso for
.ho present contest. 1 am not , however , sur
prised at all at the superior charac-
er of the letter. I have read nearly
iill of Mr Harrisons' masterful speeches
to the visiting delegations that have culled
upon him almost daily and was prepared to
see n good letter. In my opinion no candi
date of any party In this country has yet
made so strong a record or produced a more
universally favorable impression , ns to his
good Judgment , ability and strength by his
spoken and written words in the same
"eiiglh of time ns has Mr. Harrison since his
lamination. "
Acting Secretary of War Matfcoly to-day
decided that as no time was set for opening
the bids this instant for the proposed site for
a military barracks at. Omaha ho would defer
the same until to-morrow. This he did to
? ivo every bidder a chance to get in his pro
posal on the 12th inst. It was understood nt
the closing hour of the department this after
noon that about fifteen bids had been
received. It is probable that the mails to
night may bring in more. The department is
anxious to bive every bidder a chance , and
briKht and early to-morrow the envelopes
will be opened.
South Omaha is to have a free mall de
livery. Representative McShano was at the
postofilco department this morning and se
cured un order establishing the service. An
inspector has been ordered to South Omaha
to make an investigation of the condition of
streets , sidewalks , system of numbering
houses and the designation of names of
streets and to procure other information nec
essary in establishing a free delivery ser
vice. There will bo between six and eight
mail carriers employed and the order carry
ing the service into effect will issue when
the report of the special agent is received.
J. M. Hedge of Keokuk is at the Ebbitt.
Hon. E. 1C. Valentino of Nebraska is at
the National.
The bill for the Irrigation of arid lands has
been debated with much vehemence in the
house for two days and has finally secured a
start. The house this morning agreed to the
senate amendment so amended ns to appro
priate $100,000 for Uiis investigation for
which the geological survey asked for ? 250.-
OCO. The senate will doubtless concur and
a large appropriation will be made next year ,
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEu ] Pensions granted Nebraskans
braskans : Original Invalid Jesse G rover
Calbergen ; James P. Anderson , Dorsey.
Ilestoration and increase David L. Black
burn , Newark. Increase William T
Drake , Stratum ; John Eraerick , Falrficld
Joseph Gray , Loup Qity Joseph Forsytbe
Pierce ; A. W. Dutton , Stratton ; Wilkinsor
Farrcv , Osco ; William J. Babbidge , Hush'
ville ; Thomas Saro , Falls City , Thomas W
Huffaker , Lodge Polo.
Pensions for lowuns : Ordinal invalid-
Milton Gillcspic , Sheldon ; Cyrus Sanders
Loon ; Henry B. Jordan , Brighton ; Gcorgi
J. Morris , Missouri Valley ; Jaino'
F. Lamb , Sloan. Increase ( ok
war ) Hobcrt N. Jones , Greenfield
Herman Bachsodt , Des Molncs ; Charlo :
Johnson , Villisca ; William S. Klchmond
Wintcrset : Levi P. Cnmdell , Humboldt
William Washburn , Villisca : E. M. Shoe
maker , Mt. AT ; Thomas H. Lee , Ited Oak
Thomas Markoy , Hondurant ; Elijah W
HOUSH , Sandusky ; Benjamin H. Tilton , Ma
BOH City ; John Armstrong. Kent ; Jume
Maxstcd. Kivurton ; Thomas H. Neol , Mora
via. Heissuo Kobert MuNulty , East DC
Molnes ; Elbert.Spencer , Pittsburg ; Danic
llodington. Cherokooj A. D. Whiteomb , Wa
nulIo ; A. Peick , Elkport ; O. S. Osgood
Mount Pleasant ; William W. Stein. Cedn
Haiilds. Iteissuo and increase J. J. Bender
Wyoming. Original widow , etc. Ellen
widow of James McCormlck , Lyons. Mexi
can widows Sarah , wife of Josiah Smith
Army Orders.
WASHINGTONSept. . 12. [ Special Telegran
to TUB BEE.J On the mutual applicatioi
of the officers concerned , the following trans
fcrs In the Fifth artillery nro raado to tak (
effect October 1 : First Lieutenant Edward
T. Brown , from Battery B to Battery L
First Lieutenant Albert C. Blunt , from Bat
tery L to Battery B.
Second Lieutenant Charles P. George
Sixtconth infantry , on loav * of absence h
this city , will report by letter to the supsrin
tcndent uj the recruiting service , Now Yorl
City , to conduct a detachment of recruits t <
Department of the Platte.
So much of paragraph 1 ( special orders No
IfiO , July 12 , H > 53) ) from this office as trans
fcrs Second Lieutenant Willoughby Walki
from Battery Ito Battery D und Secom
Lieutenant Barry L. Hawthorne from Bat
tery I to Battery J in the Second artillery. Ii
so amended as to transfer Lieutenant Wulki
from Battery I to Battery L and Lloutonau
Hawthorne from Battery I to Battery D , t <
date from September 1,18S3.
The leave of absence grantotl First Lieu
tenant David D. Johnson , Fifth artillery
July 10 , is extended tn include July 12 , le > a'J
The resignation of First Lieutenant Davic
D. Johnson. Fifth artillery , has been accoptei
by the president to take effect July 12 , ISbO
Private CharK-s Bmler , Company D , Second
end Infantry , now with his company nt For
Omaha , is transferred to Troop I , Fifth cav
airy and will bo sent to the station of tha
troop , Fort Supply , Indian territory. The
entire cost of transportation and subsistanci
attending this transfer wilt bj charge ;
ayalDbl the soldier on the next muster aa' '
pay roll or Troop I , Fifth cavalry ,
WASHINGTON , Sept. 12. In the senate to
day Mr. George offered tin amendment to the
trust bill reported yesterday from th 06111-
mlttco on finance. Tbo aracniltricnt consists
of four additional sections , the most impor
tant of them being ono making it the duty of
the president , whensntLslled that the pricoof
any article ol merchandise Is raised In consequence
quence of npreemenss or combinations , to is-
Suti his proclamation suspending temporarily
the collection of import duties on such arti
cles. Bo supported his amendment In a
speech at some length. ,
After some discussion , the principal feature
of which was Mr. Payno's denial of any con
nection with the Standard Oil company , Mr.
George's amendment was ordered printed.
Mr. Spooner offered n resolution reciting
the fact that Joseph Hoffman , of Brcnhum ,
Washington county , Texas , a prominent re
publican and n witness before the senate
committee on privileges and elections , had
been recently shot down hi cold blood in that
city , and that his assassination was believed
to bo directly attributable to his political
views unit activity and to the fact that ho
had given strong testimony before the com
mittee investigating alleged election out
rages , und that it is of the utmost
Importance that witnesses before the con
gressional investigating committees may ,
without danger to their lives , freely and fully
testify , and instructing the committee on
privileges and elections to investigate the
circumstances of the killing of Hoffman ,
with special reference to ascertaining
whether it was duo in any sense to his testl-
lying before the committee. The resolution
gave rise to an extended and heated political
discussion , the sjveakcrs being Messrs.
Spooner , Pugh , Coke , Teller , Evarls and
Mr. Saulsbury said that ho regarded it as
n disgrace to bo consisting the senate a po
litical machine to advance the interests of
the republican candidate for president. Such
investigations were got up merely for politi
cal effect , but they were n disgrace to the
senate and reprehensible in every point of
view , ns tending to keep up the spirit of race
animosity in the south.
Mr. Hoar treated the remarks of Mr.
Saulsbury as an unconscious admission that
putting n stop to political murders in the
south , and establishing a free ballot nnd fair
count there , was to the advantage of the re
publican party.
g3Mr. Coke declared that the senator from
Massachusetts had been talking of what ho
was utterly ignorant of.
Mr. Hoar asked him whether ho had seen
by this morning's papers that the republican
party of Texas had resolved on account of
violence not to put a state ticket in the field.
Mr. Coke replied that it was n gross und
palpable falsehood. U.'hero was not a repub
lican in Texas who was not ns fearless of
consequences In his political and other ac
tions us.the ( senator from Massachusetts when
ho was at homo. The' pretense of lawless
ness in Texas was n fraud and a sham , cot
up for political purposes to gain a few votes
and to make a few people at home think that
their senators were very smart. This thing
had been "kept on lee" for a couple of years ,
to be bronchi out now to do active service.
At the close of Mr. Coke's speech the rcs-
oluiion went over wlthuut action.
The house nmcndmqnt to the senate bill
relating to postal crime's was concurred in.
Adjourned. _
WASHINGTON , Sept. 12. The house this
morning immediately resumed consideration
of the conference report on the sundry civil
appropriation bill. The senate amendments
were concurred in.
The senate bill amending the act relating
to postal crimes was pjLsed.
Mr. Springer , of Illinois , moved that the
house go into committee of the whole , but
this was ineffectual , as no quorum was pres
ent. After vain attempts to obtain a quo
rum the house adjourned.
Thu FIshcrlCH Correspondence.
WASHINGTONSept. . 12. The president to
day sent to the seuoto his response to the
resolution introduced by Senator Hoar , call
ing for copies of nil communications which
had been addressed by his direction to the
government of Great Britain remonstrating
against discrimination against American
vessels passing through Canadian canals and
American vessels engaged in the fisheries.
With respect to the innuiry. so far us it re
lates to canals , the president transmits
copies of the correspondence between the de
partment of stale nnd the United States con
sul nt Ottawa , between the department of
state and the British minister , copies of the
orders of Canadian officers in regard to this
subject , and of llio answer of the acting sec
retary of the trcasuryto the Dingloy resolu
tion laid before the house on July S3.
Iowa Postal Chances.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] James T. Cash was to
day appointed postm'astcr nt Bevington
Madison county , Ia.vico William W. Frascr
resigned. A postoflice.Jias been established a
Keathley , Pollawatt mio county , with D
H. Morrison as postmaster. The postofllco
at Arnold's Park , Dickinson county , will be
discontinued fiom September 30.
Two Counterfeiter * Captured.
WASHINGTON , Sept.-i2. Chief Bell , of the
United Stales secret service , received a tele
gram this morning Slated Chicago , from
Agent Porter , statin. that ho captured yes
terday , at Mount CarjJoll , 111. , two counter
feiters , ICcach nnd [ McLaughlin , together
with a largo quantity , of counterfeit motioi
and a complete outfit. ]
A Georgia CmOmlsn | Incident.
ATLANTA , Ga. , Sejit. 12. [ Telegram
gram to THE BEH. ] Tom Cable Jackson
grandson of Genera , ! Henry It. Jackson
formerly minister to Austria , assaulted Mr
Campbell , associate eilitor of the Avalanche
nnd beat him almost io death ycs'terday.
short time after this ( Japtaln Henry Jackson
the young man's fiukcr , attacked Georg <
Martin , editor of th > Avalanche , and gave
him a sound drubbing , leaving him In a faint
ing condition. The trouble came about fron
charges which Martin and Campbell luu
made in the Avulancjo , the antl-prohlbitloi
orcan of this city , against Captain Henrj
Jackson , who Is running1 for the Icglslatun
and \sho is known tn favor local option
Campbell swears ve'ifrounce , nnd there ma\
bo a duel. It is thought that the fight in a ;
cost Captain Jackson his election to the leg
He Mad a Tough Time.
Nr.w YOUK , Sept 12. [ Special Telegram t <
THE BEE. | Captain Andrews , who has givct
up his attempted trip across the Atlantio ir
the little dory , the Dark Secret , and was
picked up 1,400 miles out by the Norwegian
bark Nora , and brought to this port , was
nearly used up. Ho told the Noijvegiau
skipper he had not partaken of a waili mea
from the time of leaving Boston , June IS , not
had ho had a full night's rc&t. Ho was in i
fearful condition , his clothes banging on hi.
body , which was greatly emaciated. AH his
oilskins were played but and he was wet tc
the marrow. His boots , too , were full ol
holes , where the water Jiad eaten into them
Taken on deck , be could not stand , and hue
to bo helped into the bark's cabin. Ho it
rupldly improving now.
The Passenger Association.
CHICAGO , Sept. IS. Thc managers of th <
lines in the western states passenger asso
elation met to-day for the purpose of consid
crlnp and taking aqtlon upon such rules as
failed to secure tbo unanimous consent o
the committee. They were unable to complete
pleto the task and adjourned fora few day !
until after the mestincs that have been prearranged
arranged for frcicht matters nave been held
Floods In Italy
HOME , Sept. 12. Floods in the province.
of Lombardy and Venice have destroyed i
number of bridges and done : uuoh dainagi
topropeity. Many porsoss were drowned
There sru now signs of Ihi } wu'.ur * si.Usld
Constitutional Agitation as Op
posed to the Dynamite Method.
The Great Agitator Will Apply For
Permission to Explain Ills He-
atloiiH With Pnrticll Be
fore the Commission.
Homo Inside IrNh History.
LONDON , Sept. , 12. [ Special Cablegram to
? nn Br.E.J Davitt intends to apply to the
Parnoll commission for permission to give
evidence before that body. Ho has prepared
or tno press an abstract of the statement ho
iroposcs to make before the commission
commencing with the occurrences of 1SSG ,
vhcn ho Joined the Irish Ito-
mbllcan brotherhood. Ho says ho
> ecanie acquainted with Parnell and O'Dou-
ucll on his release from the Portland prison.
3uring his imprisonment , after much
bought , ho concluded the Irish wcro not
adapted for agitation by secret conspiracy
and formed nplan of combination. Ho com
municated his views to the leaders of both
the revolutionary and constitutional parties.
Among the latter ho found a disposition to
resent a policy of conciliation. Among the
Fenians he received more cncouragemcntthan
10 had expected. After his tour
n America ho started a movement
to make the land question the basis of agita
tion. He controverts the Times' theory that
.his now departure had anything to do with
the now departure originated in New York.
Although defending the American proposal ,
so far as it included his schema for
supplanting secret conspiracy , ho says
ho was convinced an alliance be
tween the constitutionalists and
revolutionists was impassible and therefore
took an independent line without consulting
either Parnell or the Fenian leaders. In 187'J
he started the agitation ugalnst landlordism
on funds received from his American
lectures. Ho applied to Oohn Boyle O'lleilly ,
Patrick Ford and John Dofoy for assistance.
He received 600 from the national or skirm
ishing fund , but as the Fenian
press objected to the use of the
fund for constitutional agitation , ho
returned the amount. Mr. Parnell offered
money from the resources of the league.
Parnell's official connection with the move
ment began with the organization of the
league in October , 1679. Parnell , during his
absence In America in the winter of 1S79 for
warded to the Icuguo 51,000 to
bo distributed for the relief of dis
tress. In 1SSO Davitt , on going to
America to form an auxiliary league , was
expelled from the Irish Ucpublican brother
hood for the advocacy of constitutional agita
tion. Since then ho had been in constant
hostility between the leaguers and Fenians.
Early in 1SSO four men visited his lodgings in
Dublin , designing to murder him. At the
same time the Fenian gang , headed by
"Phcunix Park" Carey , broke up ulsmeotinga
in the rotunda. About this time
if ho and other leaguers in favor
of open agitation had not been
removed fiom the control of the league
by the government Imprisoning them , the in
vincible conspiracy would never have been
heard of.
On the morning following the Phoenix park
murders he met Parnell , who was greatly ex
cited ; said he had decided to send his resig
nation to Cork that very day , retiring utterly
from Irish politics. Parnell declared no man
could bo safe where irresponsible con
spirators organized deeds of that kind ,
aiming deadly blows nt the constitutional
movement on the threshold of victory. Davitt
succeeded in persuading him to remain. On
the same day a manifesto condemning the
murders was sent to Ireland. Davitt although
taking no prominent part in the national
league , co-operated with Parnoll's delegates
to Chicago in 1SSO in trying to influence
the convention In the direction of a pacific
policy. Ho was afterwards condemned to be
shot by n council of dynamiters of the Itossa
faction because ho had denounced the use oi
dynamite in Chicago. Davitt concludes will
reference to the plan of campaign , of whlcl
he disapproves as only proposing to lowei
rents , thus tending to prolong landlordism.
Summaries of Yesterday's Knees nl
Washington Park.
Cmcuao , Sept. 12. The weather was fine ,
the track fast , and the attendance small :
First race , one mile Vontroinp won
Alaho second , Zuhlan third. Time 1.--13.
Second race , three-quarters of a mile-
Llthbcrt won , Dick Delnney second. Time
1:19. :
Third race , same distance Lama Stem
won , Hindoo Craft second , Havillah third ,
Time 1:1(1 : ( .
Fourth race , one and one-sixteenth miles-
Bonnie King won , Doubt second , Quotatior
Fifth race , one mile Pink Cottage won
Dyer second , Fanchetto third. Time 1:11 : %
Sixth race , one-half milo Toolito won
Sullio Hagan second , Carrientcs third. Timi
; 4 J.
Springfield Itnces.
SritiNoriELn , Mass. , Sept. 12 , Five thou
sand people attended the races of the clrcui
meeting in Hampdcn park. The track was i
trifle heavy in the afternoon , but later wa
as fast as yesterday.
2:21 : class , trotting , parse $1,500 , dlvldei
( unfinished from yesterday ) Co'mpany won
Darkness second , Captain third. Othei
horses ruled out. Best time 2:21. :
Guaranteed stakes , ? 5,003. for 2:23 : class
trotting ( unfinished ) Kit Curry won tin
first and second heats , J. B. Itichardson th <
third heat , T. T. S. the fourth , Geneva S. tin
fifth and sixth heats. Best time 3:1S : # .
Free-for-all pacing , purse * l,000 , wentovei
until to-morrow , Jewctt taking the first twc
heats and Gossip , jr , tbo two others. Bcs
timo-2:10. : '
Cleveland Races.
CLEVELAND , Sept. 12. The track was we
Tted letter stake , for four-year-olds , vnlui
$425 Lady Bullion won , Sally Cossack soc
ond. Best time 2:25f :
Excelsior stake , for four-year-olds , valm
J510 Hecoxothrift won , Keckco second
Dandy distanced. Best time 2:301 : .
2S : ) trotting , purse $700 ( unflnished- )
Betty Jones won the first heat and Argentina
the second. Best time 2:2'JX. :
A Destructive Fire.
McCooK , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BCE.J Heports reached hen
to-day of a terrible conflagration at Obcrlln
twenty miles south of hero , in which semi
fifteen business houses wcro destroyed
among which was the United States lam
Enterprise at Grant.
GIIA.ST , Nob. , Sept. 12 [ Special to Tin
BEI.J Parties from Nelson , Neb , , have su
cured a three aare tract for a brick yard a
this place and will commence * work at one *
burning brick for a ti.OOO school bulldinf will bo erected in tine for the Winter.
The Famous Smith Case Drives Him
to Vienna. *
D. K. Tcnncy , of the. Chicago firm of at
torneys , Tcnuoy , Blashford & Tenney , Is In
Omaha , registered nt the Paxtou hotel.
Ho Is on his way from Denver to Chicago ,
and stopped hero in compliance with n tele
gram from his firm to do so. Mr. Tcnncy is
the counsellor in the Smlth-Lowy-Colo-
Miller litigation , and stopped In Omaha in
the interests of his clients , the creditors of
Smith. , .
Mr. Tenney said to n BEE reporter that ho
had conceived thai the trial which was held
nt Lincoln two years ago to test Iho validity
of the sale of tbo stock of L. L. Smith to B.
Lowy , wus not altogether impartial , repre
senting , ns ho did , the creditors who were
not represented in Iho case brought up In
Chit-ago against Lowy for the purpose of
holding him liable for the stock transferred
to him by Smith in Omaha. .At
the expiration of two years the
litigation against Lowy for the value of the
stock , which with interest , amounted to
$117,100 , was determined in favor of his
clients , Iho crcdilors of Smilh. To avoid Iho
payment of this sum , nnd to escape punish
ment for the crime of perjury committed in
the supreme court of Illinois. Lowy lied to
Vienna , Austria. Before his departure ho
prudently put all of Ins property out of his
By u clever piece of detective work , nt the
instlgallon of Mr. Tennoy , several valuable
Inlcresls of Lowy in Chicago , which hud not
been fully placed beyond the reach of the
creditors , wcro discovered nnd secured. In-
diclmenls for perjury were also found by the
grand Jury of COOK county against Lowy.
The property seized was sufficient to pay the
Judgment obtained. This fact coupled with
the perjury indlclmcnls probably rcsullcd In
the desire of Lowy for peace , and n sctllc-
ment of the mailer was reached. Lowy and
all parties intereslcd in Iho affair have rati
fied the judgment of the supreme court of
Cook county , and have consented that the
money held here be turned over to Mr.
Tenney for the benefit of the creditors
of Smith , nnd that they will pay the differ
ence within ninety days ; for which , Mr.
I'cnney stales , adequate collalcral has been
The prosecution , and satisfaclory deter
mination of this mailer by Mr. Tenney bus
been procured nnd sustained by the two
Omaha banks interested , and by John V.
Farwell & Co. , of Chicago. These parties
wore determined that a swindle of this mag
nitude should not go unexposed and unpun
ished. The result will be , Mr. Tenney said ,
that the very considerable expenses in the
matter will not onlv bo reimbursed , but that
the entire claim will bo paid in full.
The amount of money in the First National
bank here awaiting disposition amounts to
Conimniider-in-Chlt > r Uea Makes His
Annual IK-port.
Coi.UMurs , O. , Sept. 12. The national en
campment of the Grand Army of the Itepub-
lie began this morning , the reception , camp
fire and parade of yesterday being prelimi
nary lo the actual work of the encampment.
The Grand Army of West Virginia , naval
veterans , Sheridan's division , brigade and
regimerlal ( associations met in the various
parts of the city , but the meetings were
strictly private , none but members being
In the course of his annual address Com-
mauder-m-Chief Hea of the G. A. H. re
viewed the growth of the order. Ho said
that the rei > orts on June 30 , 16SS , showed
there were . .95,245 comrades berne on the
rolls , to which might bo safely added n suf
ficient number-on transfer cards to swell the
grand total to 400,000. After speaking some
time of the future growth of the order and
denouncing thu use of the Grand Army
badge for polilicul effect , ho endorsed
the legislation proposed by the last encamp
ment which failed to pass in congress , and
expressed his desire lor further action in the
same lino. During the year 4,133 comrades
had died , being an increase of 1,027 over the
previous year. Ho continued : "During the
past year reports show that there wits ex
pended in charity the sum of $215,9.75.15.
This , of course , doc" not include many thous
ands of dollars which have been given by
members privately in aid of less fortunate
comrades. " Ho tpoko touchingly of the
death of General Sheridan. Ho culled spe
cial attention to the Woman's Itclief corps ,
Sons of Veterans and navy survivors division ,
and of the regard fulure generalions will
have for Ihem and Iheir work. The olhcr
ualional officers also subniilU-d llielr reports
ut the morning session.
An Alumni Association Formed.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Sept. 12. ( Special TclC'
gram to Tin : BER. J The Nebraska gradU'
ales of Iho university of Illinois met in room
19 of the Windsor hotel to-night , nt S o'clock
for the purpose of organizing an alumni ns
sociution. Munford Savage , of Hebron , wa ;
elccled temporary chairman and C. E. Sar
geant , of Omaha , temporary secretary. Wil
Stall , of Lincoln , H. S. Van Helton , o !
Omaha , and J. L. Pierce , of Norfolk , wort
appointed n comralltco on constitution ani
by-laws , the report of which was adopted
Prof. A. H. S. Stewart of Lin
coin , formerly of the chulr o
chemistry , was present and addressed tht
meeting. Twenty of his old pupils grcetet
him and became members of Ihc association
Us object is to perpotuale frnlernal iclallons
Annual reunions will bo held. The associa
tion will bo known us llio Nebraska Alumn
of the University of Illinois. I. L. Pierci
was elected president and A. I. North , Wil
Stull and Munford Savage first , second ant
third vice presidents , John Wadsworth see
rotary and Mis. Wadsworth treasurer
Traitor Crane Scheming.
BritwEM , , Nob. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tclo
gram to THE BEE. ] Morgan Crane's nc
knowledgmcnt of his political death ha'
proved to bo one of the many schemes ho ha
been working to secure a renomination aftei
Having received a black eye In his own [ ire
clnct. Ho Is now coming into the race claim
ing the delegation from his own county nm
everything west of it , It is conceded thu
some great influence has been brought ti
bear upon Iho dclcgalcs of Loup count ;
tlneo the convention , when they wcro sui |
jxjsed to bo elected to cast their votes aealris
him. Mr. Cruno has been in Burwcll fo
several days past working very hard to gaii
sotno strength in this county. Public Ecntl
mcnt is unanimously against him , however
and if he should secure the nomination 1
will prove the Waterloo of the republicans o
the Forty-ninlh dislrict. Ho openly ndvo
Mies Iho decapitation of Mundcrson in favo
of John M. Thurston , and Iho voters of this
dislrict will not submit to it.
Doings ut Camp Brooke.
KEAKNKV , Nob. , Sept. 12. [ Special to Tin
BEE. ] The only drawback to the pleasure o
a visit to Camp Brooke has boon the hea
and dust. This was removed by moans of i
fine shower , lasting some two hours , and nov
the temperature Is decidedly cool. The brlgadi
drill yesterday was a decided iinprovemcn
over the ono of the day before , the change ( r
the weather seeming to affect both officers
nnd men favorably. This drill will bo con
tltiuod each morning this week.
General Morrow is doing all in his powe :
to make the Grand Army reunion of nex
week a success. An officer has been dotalloi
to take charge of the construction of thi
works at Lake Kearney , where the grea
iham fight will take place next week. Thi
will bo a decided covolty. lu this part o
Nebraska at least , and several of the caiten
Illustrated Journals have their correspondent
and artists already here.
Station Agent Burrcll'x Buuk.
Conwiius , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BBE. ] The auditor * of the 0
& M. are still at work on the books of 9ta
tion Burrcll as mentioned lu THE BKF.of yea
terday , but as yet buvo found no deficit ii
hU office accounts.
The Noted Scientist a Victim of the
Southern Scourgo.
Ho Expires In a Now York Hospital
"Whllo En Home From HU Flor
ida Homo to London
The Details.
A Noted "Man's Drmlic.
NEW YORK , Sept. 12. Prof. Itlchanl A.
Proctor , the noted astronomer , died of yellow -
low fever In Wlllard Parker's private hospi
tal In this city nt 7:15 : to-night. He had been
in the hospital since { Tuesday night but as
Into ivs nightfall to-day the health authori
ties wore reluctant to admit the true char
acter of his ailment. The professor's death ,
however , nt 7:15 : was preceded by the char
acteristic black vomit which set all doubts
at rest. Prof. Proctor arrived In this city
on Monday straight from Florida by rail nnd
put up at the Westminster hotel. Ho had
spent the summer at his place called O ran go
Lake , Marion county , Florida , and was not
known to have been exposed to the disease.
Ho was on route for England where
ho was to lecture this fall nnd winter
and had left his wife and certain members of
his family In Florida. Ho had engaged
passage by the Umbrln for Saturday. .
ST. Josiifii , Mo. , Sept , 12. [ Special Tclo-
gram to Tun BEE. ] The news of Prof ,
lllchard A Proctor's death reached this city
this afternoon. When u reporter called nt
tho'residenco of his futhor-in-law , Captain
C. M. Thompson , utThlrtecnth nnd Francis
street this evening no Information as to his
death had reached him. ' ! am not sur
prised however to hear It , " remarked Cap
tain Thompson , "and although I do not
know the euuso of his death I suppose
it is apoplexy. Bo was the raont
indefatigable worker I have over known , nnd
ilurine his four years stay in this city ho
completed two works on astronomy , besides
contributing lo llio Norlh American Review
und a syndicate of newspapers. Ho was
married in the fall of ISSI to Mrn. Hobcrt C.
Mallory , my daughter , who was n widow
with two children. Ho met her on the ocean
in 1SSO , while both were passengers from
\ustralia to this country. Ho had by his
first marriage five children , ono of whom ,
Ittchnrd Proctor , is bookkeeper for the
wholesale drug house of Vannatta & Ltnd.
By his second marriage ho had two children ,
both of whom are dead. Six months ngo ho
moved with his family io Orange Lake ,
Flu. , on account of the climate not agreeing
with him. I have had letters from him
every week < = inco his removal and the lu tone
ono was written at 2 o'clock In the morning.
In it ho told that he was engaged for six lec
turers at the St. Jumps' Academy In Lon
don , and said , 'Tho six lectures I have men
tioned will be good business in every way.
I am the only scientific lecturer who bus
ever ventured u course there. I did this at
my own risk four years ngo
with splendid results and now the
owners of the hull moved by
my success have arranged the lectures.
The public know nothing of such things and
the general effect with them is that I nin
venturing what neither Tyndall nor Huxley
have over ventured once. " 1 believe ho mar
ried his first wife In England. Ho had few
cullers while in St. Joseph. Knowing his
fondness for company I frequently invited
my friends up to sco him. Ho was always
courteous and polite to the few callers
ho did have. He was glad to
have them call. Ho Rtlll owns
the homo nt Thirteenth nnd Francis street m
which he lived. Ho was to have sailed on ,
the steamer Umbria for Liverpool Saturday ,
September 15 , and had written for two young
ladies In this city who were friends to necom-
pany him. His wife is nt Orange lake nnd
he requested ono of my daughters to visit
her and remain until his return. After the
St. James academy engagement ho intended
making another visit to Australia. "
Continued Decrease in "Western Pack
ing The Outlook For Corn.
CINCINNATI , Sopt. 12. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BEE.J The Price Current reports
93,000 as tbo western packing for the week
against 145,000 for the corresponding week
last year , making u total of 4,0.20,003 slnco
March 1 , against 4,385,000 n year ORO. The
September report of the government makes
the number of btoclc hogs available for fat
tening 95.7 per cent compared with a year
ngo. The pmall current manufacture of hog
product is far short of the distribution to
consuming dlstricls and the diminishing con
dition of western stocks has given strength
to values. Speculation has not been active ,
the market being hustaiucd by Iho actual do-
The past week has been favorable for corn.
Based on special returns from western ,
states , it is estimated that about 75 per cent
of this crop Is secure from Injury by frosts
and but few distriels require over one or two
weeks more to practically secure the whole
crop In good order.
Boftnlt ol' the Conl'iM'onco or General
JlnnnnprH at Chiu.iRp.
CnirAoo , Sept. 12. The general managers
of the western roads to-day succeeded Ju re
organising the western , northwestern and -'ii
southwcsthern roads , under the general
name of the Wcslorn Freight association.
One form of the agreement npulles totho ,
whole of this territory , but the association ,
was divided into three sections , J. W. M'idg-
ley being elected chnirmun of the southwest
ern division and J. N. Fuithorn chairman of
the wcslern and norlh .veslorn. On all mat
ters affecting two or more divisions the Jwo
chairmen ars to act Jointly , and they nro to
cxurciso Joint supervision over Colorado ,
Utah and Pacific coast business. The south *
western association is stronglhoncd by the
addition of three now lines the Chicago ,
Santa Fo & California , Chicago , Milwaukee
& St , Paul , and Kansas City , Fort Scott &
Memphis. The firht action of the south
western lines after organizing was to agrco
upon a restoration of all rates , to tuko effect
Koplomber 23. The woslern and northwest
ern lines will meet to-morrow to cauvaaa
The Illinois Ijliinor Dealer * .
BLOOMINGTON , 111. , Sept. 13. The seTcnth
annual convention of the liquor dealers' as-
soclatloa of Illinois adjourned at noon. Over
three hundred delegate's wore present. All
the old officers were elected exccut Presi
dent Wacher , of Chicago , who has hold tbo
ofilco for three years , and declined to-day
nftur being again chosen. Ernest Hummel ,
of Chicago , was then elected. Peoria was
fcelccted as the next place of mooting.
Floods of Water anil Lava.
SAN FKAKCISCO , Sept , 12. The steamer
Gaelic , from Hong Kong nnd Yokahoma ,
arrived to-night. The Mayon , an old vol.
cano In the Phllllplno Islands , was in a violent
lent state of eruption In July. It is thought
that at least ono hundrud parsons wer
killed b.v liiva and ashes. Further particu
lars of floods In ( lifer prefect ihow that tor-
rlbla distress has been caused. It is now
estimated that 150 lives wcro lost.
The Yellow F ner.
JACKSONVILLE , Fla. , Sept. 18. Thli ha
been another miserable , rainy , gloomy day.
At noon to-day the official reports showed
fifty-nine cases of fever and ten death * .
Total cases to dato. 748 ; total deaths , 100.
Advices from McCIenny itato that there ar
hbout sixty-five case * there , and all the phy-
fciclaos ure sick but ono. Medical aid aa4
n antes arc badly needed.